Chiefs Take Third At Own Tourney
It was truly Seniors Day at the Rogue River Invitational Wrestling Tournament on Sat., Jan. 13. Gabe Echaide, the No. 2 wrestler at 285 pounds in Class 3A, was challenged in the sense it took him two minutes, seven seconds to dispatch two opponents and win the tourney title, his fourth of the season, but where did Bill McVeigh come from? The Chieftains' senior at 126 pounds, out for wrestling for the first time this year, found himself in a tournament final for the first time when he pinned Aidan Childs of McKinleyville, Calif., in 1:42 and lasted into the second period against Sherrik Crone of Del Norte in the championship match.
The seniors were high-lights in the Chieftains' third-place finish in the eight-team tournament. Del Norte won the tour-nament, capturing three weight-class titles, with (Subscribe for full story)
Chiefs Fall To No. 6 Lakeview
There was a point in the first half when the Rogue River girls' basketball team looked like it might come back against Cascade Chris-tian in its home game on Fri., Jan. 12. With leading scorer Jesse Langfield out of the game due to an ankle injury sustained minutes before, sophomore guard Amanda Earnest took a great outlet pass from Maya McWillie and scored a layup to start a three-point play to make the score 12-9. The Challengers, though, went on a 13-2 run that helped lead them to a 55-32 victory in the Southern Cascade League game at James Martin Court. The Chieftains also took a 69-24 loss at Lakeview on Tues., Jan. 16. Lakeview is the No. 6 team in Class 6A. Sophomore post-Madison McKown, who had eight (Subscribe for full story)